it's what my dad calls a "nutty pot" or "communing with the owls," but if you have allergies, you have to get one of these. it's weird at first, but so is everything. in austin, they're on sale at Wheatsville Co-op for $11 through January.
here's the secret: 1cup of room temperature water, 1/4 tsp of non-iodized sea salt
if you don't have non-iodized salt, use 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp baking soda (the yellow box)
...and a year-end shoutout to blogger.com for being a great outlet for random thought.